By A.C. James

Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, the last book in the series hit the shelves last month in time for the True Blood Season 6 Premiere that starts in just 10 days. Yup, fans… fangs are back.

The final book promises to bring a conclusion to her relationship with Eric Northman which has never been clearcut. Sookie has always been hung up on the ‘blood bond’ and even went behind Eric’s back to break the bond to find out if she really loved him. Turned out she did. Except, Eric and his vampires are keeping their distance with a cold, stony silence. When Sookie learns the reason, she is devastated.

Then a shocking murder rocks Bon Temps, and Sookie is arrested for the crime.

But the evidence against Sookie is weak, and she makes bail. Investigating the killing, she’ll learn that what passes for truth in Bon Temps is only a convenient lie. What passes for justice is more spilled blood. And what passes for love is never enough…

Personally, I’ll be spending my summer giving the entire series a re-read while soaking up the sun. Since the reviews and ratings from fans have steadily dropped since From Dead to Worse debuted, I’m in no rush since the ending has already been spoiled for me. I won’t spoil it on you but you won’t like who she ends up with either. Simply from a writing standpoint it makes readers question the consistency of the characters given Sookie’s telepathy. It seems a lot of fans are less than thrilled with the ending, feeling it was rushed and unfinished. But you can’t please everyone.

I will share my thoughts on the last book after I re-read the series and read the final book. Personally, this is one of the only instances where I’ve liked the big screen adaption better than the books. True Blood took the books to a whole new level. Most of the time my imagination is way better than the TV show or movie.

I try to balance my blog by providing information to both readers and writers. Today, I’d like to share this information for fellow writers. If you couldn’t be at BEA, check out this presentation on effectively using Goodreads.

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